An ancient Roman theater, a rock legend and his piano. Last night, Elton John performed a historical concert inside the Roman amphitheater of Pompeii. Along with his band, the British superstar performed a 2 hour concert in front of sold out crowd.
In a long awaited return to the ancient city of Pompeii, David Gilmour will perform two shows this summer. The July performances will take place in the same amphitheater featured in Pink Floyd’s classic “Live at Pompeii” concert film. The site of the historic shows is in fact home to the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater, preserved by the infamous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The ampitheater resided under ash for nearly 1,600 years following the eruption of Vesuvius.
Visitors to southern Italy are in for a treat, with a new evening exhibition now showing at the ancient city of Pompeii. Pompeii: Un’ Emozione Notturna is running from August 5 to September 27, attracting locals and tourists alike to enjoy the special night tour. Like never before, visitors can tour the preserved Roman city and experience the merging of history, culture, and art.